We are pleased to announce the launch of Negotiating Caribbean In/Securities through Creativity: A Research and Art Exhibition.

The exhibition is part of our Leverhulme Trust-funded project entitled Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean (CARISCC). CARISCC is an international and interdisciplinary research network of seven leading universities in Caribbean Studies, namely Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Dundee in the UK, The University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Brock University in Canada, Rutgers University in the USA, and the University of the West Indies (Mona) in Jamaica. The network explores the interconnections and everyday negotiations between securities and insecurities (hence, in/securities) in relation to precariousness and creativity.

This digital exhibition reflects such intellectual concerns and how they relate to the Caribbean region. The focus is on how Caribbean people deploy their creative energy to live with the everyday effects of poverty, inequality and violence, while also generating globally influential creativity in political, literary, dance, aural, visual and audio-visual cultures.

The exhibition includes the launch of a new sculptural work by commissioned artist Sonia E. Barrett, photographic works by Sireita Mullings and a special screening of Shashamane, a film by Giulia Amati.

Negotiating Caribbean In/Securities through Creativity: A Research and Art Exhibition opened on 25-26 June, 2017 at the British Library in London, and can be seen online as well as across venues at The Lighthouse in Glasgow (14-18 August, 2017), Deptford Lounge in London (5-7 September, 2017), Union 105/ East Street Arts in Leeds (23-27 October, 2017) and Midlands Art Centre (MAC) in Birmingham (5 May-10 June, 2018).

You can view the full exhibition catalogue, here CARISCC-Cat-Video-FullVersion-AugustUpdate.  The exhibition video is available here, and a presentation of the artworks is available here: artworks presentation

Image: Hetrogeneous Self (2012), by Sireita Mullings.